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Announcement – JET Charge series B funding round
14 February 2022

Announcement – JET Charge series B funding round

The JET Charge team once again have delivered big with a successful completion of their Series B funding round – rasing $25.5 Million. This wouldn’t have been possible without all the hard work, passion and dedication for the whole JET Charge team and amazing partners! Read the press release for all the details below.
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What’s different in the Chinese Model 3?
23 February 2021

What’s different in the Chinese Model 3?

Reports suggest that the first 800 Model 3s have arrived in Wollongong from Tesla's newly minted Shanghai factory. Once delivered, they will be the first Chinese-made Tesla vehicles sold in Australia, but will anybody notice the difference?

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Vertical take-off hasn’t stuck the landing, yet
15 February 2021

Vertical take-off hasn’t stuck the landing, yet

In 2016, Uber released a whitepaper outlining their ambition to bring electric VTOLs to market as "on-demand air transportation" to complement their rideshare fleet. But now it’s gone, and recent news of a $1B deal between Archer and United Airlines might also not be a sure thing.

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Toyota’s Olympic Fleet Won’t Go to Waste
5 February 2021

Toyota’s Olympic Fleet Won’t Go to Waste

3700 electrified vehicles for a full-scale Olympic Games. Perhaps not anymore, but the cars still need to be used, and Toyota have a plan to put their Olympic fleet to use.

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Are Rivian just another startup?
1 February 2021

Are Rivian just another startup?

How do we separate the wheat from the chaff in the ever-growing field of EV startups? Is there room on the Nasdaq for a second Tesla? If several billion dollars and a contract for 100,000 Amazon vans aren’t enough, then maybe nothing is.

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What’s next for hydrogen?
8 January 2021

What’s next for hydrogen?

After a decade of discussion, two hydrogen cars are set to arrive in Australia next year from Toyota and Hyundai. But is it too little, too late for the fuel cell EV? Not quite, but it might not be passenger cars that save hydrogen from electric redundancy.

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Do EVs need a “unique” name?
11 August 2020

Do EVs need a “unique” name?

Why do all the electric cars have such wacky names? Have Tesla poisoned the well, or was it inevitable that all cars would eventually be called ‘5’, ‘e’, ‘ID.3’, ‘EQC’, etc.? Let’s look at the history, the marketing, and the exceptions that prove the rule.

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The Gothic Horror of the Hummer EV
31 July 2020

The Gothic Horror of the Hummer EV

What comes to mind when you think of the new all-electric Hummer? Classic literature? Us too, that’s why we’re putting this 21st century monster up against a Gothic classic. It’s GM meets Shelley in this Frankensteinian comparison.

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Will the Nissan Ariya make 610 kms?
17 July 2020

Will the Nissan Ariya make 610 kms?

The newly unveiled Ariya crossover EV is set to make a significant splash if Nissan’s 610 km range estimate holds up. But will it? We discuss the way this number was calculated, why it’s not the same as other WLTP estimates, and whether that matters for Nissan’s next big EV.

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